Venice International Film Festival

The 78th Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera and organised by La Biennale di Venezia, will take place at Lido di Venezia from September 1st to 11th, 2021.

Serena Rossi will open the Biennale Cinema 2021 on the evening of Wednesday 1 September, on the stage of Sala Grande (Palazzo del Cinema on the Lido) for the inauguration ceremony, and will host the closing ceremony on Saturday 11 September, when the winners of the Lions and other official prizes of the 78th Venice International Film Festival will be announced.

This year, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement have been awarded to the American actress Jaime Lee Curtis and to the director, actor, and screenwriter Roberto Benigni.

The programme of the Festival will be available online on La Biennale di Venezia’s website.